Munich, Germany

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: transportation

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Intern - Maintainability Engineer

About the company:

Lilium’s vision is to create a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation. 

Using the 7-Seater Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise and high performance, Lilium is building a transport network and service for people and goods. Working in partnership with world-leading aerospace, technology, and infrastructure partners, commercial operations are set to launch in 2024. 

Lilium’s 700+ strong team includes over 400 aerospace engineers and a leadership responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S.

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience 

Apart of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than  800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.  

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life. 

Your role and your team:

The Maintainability Intern will be part of Engineering Services team and will report to the Lead Maintainability Engineer and work closely with several cross-functional teams including Chief Engineering, Design engineers, Manufacturing engineers, Maintenance team and Technical Publications. As a fully integrated member of the team, you will support document maintenance and supportability reports and will be part of building our Maintainability program that will define the maintenance of Lilium Jets in the future.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the fastest and exciting start-ups in the world and be part of the exciting journey of the Lilium Jet early in its inception phase. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and will be a creative and analytical problem solver.

The Maintainability team plays a critical role in ensuring our Design team achieves the requirement to design the Lilium Jet with less maintenance burden, thereby less lifecycle cost.

You are passionate about aircraft Maintenance and Maintainability Program and process and ready to grow alongside us? Then this is the internship opportunity for you!

Your Day to Day:

  • Provide support to drive “Design for Maintainability & Serviceability” for all systems and components of the Lilium jet
  • Work with aircraft engineering and manufacturing team to provide maintainability guidance to design the aircraft for maintenance
  • Assist maintenance engineering in process development and maintenance programmes
  • Identify maintenance actions to mitigate failures in operations, and support build the maintenance program plan
  • Perform and document Maintenance & Supportability Reports for Design Reviews and represent all maintenance and supportability aspects
  • Support development of future maintenance programmes and Ground Service Equipment (GSE) programmes
  • Support the development of the content for Aircraft & Component Maintenance Manuals, Maintenance Planning Document in collaboration with the Technical Publications Department

Your Profile:

  • The candidate must be enrolled in a university program. i.e Bachelor/ master’s degree in mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Experience in the field of aircraft maintenance, design or manufacturing is advantageous
  • Highly energetic and results-driven, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Experience in programming of database management is advantageous.
  • Good understanding of aircraft maintenance requirements, planning and material requirements
  • Understanding of airworthiness standards and legislation (EASA Part 21, Part M and Part 145 and related FAA regulations), MSG3 and Aircraft Maintenance Programs is advantageous
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

Life at Lilium:

You are joining us as we are building our global footprint. While the current COVID-19 restrictions mean that many of us are working remotely, we are still making the most out of this time. Meet fellow colleagues via our culture sessions and free weekly yoga classes, or improve your German or English with our free language courses.  

 Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.